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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2008

Municipal Arts director selected for national arts council

City of Kansas City, Mo., Municipal Arts Commission Director Porter Arneill was elected co-vice chairman of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council. The council is an advisory body that helps develop policies, programs and resources to promote knowledge and understanding of public art.

“It is an honor to be elected to this position by my peers,” Arneill said. “I’m proud to represent Kansas City on a national level at a time when the field of public art is experiencing dynamic innovation and growth.”

The council connects more than 300 legislated public art programs throughout the nation by stimulating dialogue, discussing critical issues and providing information through its Web site.

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 40 years of service, the group represents local communities, creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Porter Arneill, Municipal Art Commission director, (816) 513-2538.

    
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